“Distance has always been an advantage,” said Woods, which was not surprising given his relative length for most of his career. “Now that we have the tools, which is the launch monitor, the fitting of the golf clubs, the adjustability. I think it all plays into the fact that you are able to maximize the capabilities of a pilot. There’s no reason you can’t rack up more yards and the guys did.
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However, whether rule makers should consider rolling back some of these gains is a completely different question.
« [The rules makers] should have been worried a long time ago, but the genius is now out of the bag, ”said Woods. “It’s about what we do in the future and how quickly can they do it?” You’re not going to stop the guys who are here right now. The guys are figuring out how to carry the ball over 320 yards, and that’s not just a few of them.
Ultimately, the conversation turns to rolling the golf ball or the golf clubs and it’s an extremely complicated question with no easy answer, Woods explained.
“I just don’t see how they can turn it all back. I wish I could see that, as far as our game is concerned, but then we come back on the road from what are you branching off at, at what level? Woods said. “I think it will continue.”